If you do not throw yourself into the breakers, how will you ever meet the one who frolics in the waves? 

--Zen Saying

The Auckland Zen Centre is a Buddhist community supporting authentic Zen practice and training in Auckland City, New Zealand.

 Learn to MeditateZen Meditation Workshops

  • Our Introductory Workshops are presented in a two-part format. They include detailed instructions on sitting and walking meditation, how to establish a daily practice at home, and developing mindfulness in daily life. After you have attended the introductory workshops you can come to any of the sittings offered by the Centre. The next pair of workshops are 12 & 19 November 2016 (both Saturdays).


  • Pilates classes with Hanya: Mondays at 6 p.m., 45 minutes. Followed by optional informal sitting at 7 p.m. By donation. 
  • One Day sitting on Sunday 30 October. This is for people who have attended the Zen Centre workshops or have been sitting for a while. People may attend for part of the day or for the full day. Register at the Centre or email Hanya at info@aucklandzen.org.nz
  • Qigong workshop on Saturday 3 December, 10 a.m. to noon, Orlando Morales will offer a 2-hour workshop at the Centre - a pilot to see if there is interest for a class in 2017. Book your place now.
  • China Pilgrimage March 21 - April 5 2017. Join members of the sangha in exploring our zen heritage. The itinerary includes two days' sitting at Tiantong monastery (where Dogen trained) and a visit to Putuoshan Island (a renowned site in Chinese Buddhism). For the full itinerary register here or contact Hanya at info@aucklandzen.org.nz .

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